So, back in November, I posted about 3 books I am looking forward to coming out next year and I thought I would tell you about 3 more I am excited about! Here goes:
The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
A young Inuit shaman’s epic quest for survival in the frozen lands of North America in 1000 AD.
Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, Omat is destined to become a shaman like her grandfather. To protect her people, she invokes the spirits of the sky, the sea, and the air.
But the gods have stopped listening, the seals won’t come, and Omat’s family is starving.
Desperate to save them, Omat journeys through the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, together they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world…or save it.
The Wolf in the Whale is a powerful tale of magic, discovery and adventure, featuring an unforgettable narrator ready to confront the gods themselves.
From the moment I first heard about this book, I was excited. Many of my favourite books this year have been folk-lorey fantasy and this seems to fit that bill perfectly. Plus, learning some Inuit mythology will be cool as I don’t think I know any.
UK Release: 29th January
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy..
This book sounds so dark and gritty, which is something I enjoy in my fantasy. A few people have been speaking about this one on blogs and Booktube, so I have pretty high hopes. Fingers crossed.
UK Release: April 2nd
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.
Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks promised.
Far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and ambitions. He also discovers that the storybooks have lied about a lot of other things things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, true love, and how the hero always wins.
Then again, maybe he’s not the hero, for Kihrin isn’t destined to save the empire.
He’s destined to destroy it . . .
I hadn’t actually heard that much about this one until recently (I know, I must be living under a rock!) but everything I have heard has been really good. Plus, dragons. So, you know it will be pretty cool!
UK Release: 5th February
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So, what books are you really excited about next year? Let me know in the comments!